Taliesin II floor lamp

Florence, Alabama
  • Florence, Alabama
  • This project page was created by community member AlaModerna

    In 1933, when Frank Lloyd Wright converted the original gymnasium of his Hillside Home School, located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, into a theater, he designed lighting pendants composed of rectangular light boxes and plywood shields to be suspended from the tall ceiling. These fixtures proved to be a lighting innovation, providing comfortable indirect light without the use of glass or shades. In 1952, when the theater was rebuilt following a fire, Wright modified the design of the original fixtures for use in the dining room, attaching them to the oak beam overhead. He found their soft indirect light so pleasing that he had a standing floor lamp of the same design fabricated for use in his own home, Taliesin.

    Taliesin II floor lamp cherry edition by AlaModerna

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    Taliesin II floor lamp walnut edition by AlaModerna

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    We are 100% Alabama Modern. In the heart of The Shoals, the flourishing Arts Center of Northern Alabama, and down the road from the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Rosenbaum House is a team of craftsman who love stretching their skills and artistry. For over 40 years we have been handcrafting heirloom pieces of furniture, fireplace mantels, solid wood planking, wall paneling and architectural moldings. One day we decided to tackle a mysterious design we long admired, a lamp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Like many Wright designs, at first glance the lamp stood out for its simplicity and repose. The more time we spent with the lamp the more captivating and functional it became. We also began to understand the brilliance of the engineering and design involved. Mostly we were moved by the work of art itself -- a sculpture made from wood which day or night brought joy to all who saw it.
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